ISSN: 14715880
Online ISSN: 17589517
First published in 2001
3 issues per volume
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Studies in French Cinema
is a refereed journal published three times a year by Intellect. It was founded by Professor Susan Hayward in 1999, and has been in publication since 2000. It is the only journal worldwide that focuses on French and francophone cinema to the exclusion of other national cinemas. It provides academics and students with a consistent quality of scholarly investigation across the full breadth of the subject, including a focus on the largely underdeveloped areas of French cinema studies.

Studies in French Cinema covers all periods and approaches, but is particularly committed to the gender paradigm as a fundamental methodology, and, in sub-disciplinary terms, to the three following areas: film history, genre and star studies, and technique. In French film history, Studies in French Cinema encourages new approaches to canonized areas, the development of research into audiences, and explorations into previously ignored or under-represented cinematic periods (e.g. the silent era, the 1950s, the 1970s). In genre and star studies, Studies in French Cinema encourages the theoretical and historical analysis of popular genres (e.g. the costume/heritage film, the musical, the thriller) and stars. With regard to film technique, Studies in French Cinema is committed to developing new approaches to the camera and the soundtrack.

We publish articles in English, but occasionally publish articles in French. For information on submission of articles, please consult the journal pages on the Association for Studies in French Cinema website at

We occasionally publish guest-edited special issues. Please e-mail proposals to the journal office (, stating the topic, the rationale, and the abstracts for a volume of no more than 50,000 words. Articles for special issues will be subject to the same refereeing process as all other articles published in SFC.

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